The Workday Reading: May 25, 2016

May 25, 2016

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1) Egg-freezing is a hot topic among ambitious career women, but it’s not the solution many women believe it to be. (Quartz)

2) This Pantene Fine Hair Triple Action Mousse is my new obsession.  It’s not sticky or crunchy and gives impressive volume, even in bad weather.  And did I mention it’s $8?

3) So-called ‘millennial experts’ are making as much as $20,000 teaching companies how to market to the most misunderstood generation. (WSJ)

4) For pretty casual Friday dresses, check out BR’s crossover pom-pom dress and this pintuck flutter dress.  They can both do day-to-night.

5) Welcome to Kris Jenner U, the Kardashian matriarch’s business school. (The Daily Beast)

6) J.Crew Factory is having a great sale.  This split-neck sleeveless dress in deep blue is lovely.  This cobalt Levie pant is worth a look.  And this short-sleeve sweater is a great layering piece.

7) The French continue their efforts to reform the 21st century workplace by creating a ‘right to disconnect.’ (The New Yorker)

8) This cute printed top from Vince Camuto would look great under a jacket or cardigan.  For something with sleeves, this BeachLunchLounge blouse is the perfect pairing for a pencil skirt.

9) What would happen if we all stopped paying our student loans? (Mel)

10) I love stylish, affordable necklaces, and this oval cabochon black necklace from Kohl’s fits the bill.  I also love this JLM necklace with a celadon-colored stone pendant.

11) A Senate candidate.  An undercover cop.  A murder plot.  A giant fiasco. (The Washington Post)

12) Hate thongs, but hate VPL more?  Try these Commando Weightless Hot Pants instead.

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  1. LS says:

    Thank you so much for sharing that egg freezing story. I started thinking about it more seriously recently and that article made it clear that I need to do significant research.

    • Belle says:

      I went to MD to talk to one of the best docs about it before I left DC, and he was iffy on whether it’s a good thing. He laid out the costs very specifically, including ongoing storage and then the cost of implantation. It was to the point where it was so much money over 5 years, I just decided to forego it. Wasn’t right for me, but could be right in some different circumstances.

  2. D says:

    I’m wearing that J.Crew Factory split neck dress today! I also have it from last year in “hydrangea.” It’s a great dress! One of my favorites. TTS. Word to the wise: avoid the yellow: it’s highlighter-bright (and I say that as a woman with a Mediterranean complexion who can pull off yellow).

  3. Chelsay says:

    YES to the egg-freezing article. I ended up studying Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) about 6 years ago for a weird honors course in college and have stayed up to date with the field ever since. There has been a much bigger conversation around it in the last few years but every time someone talks about egg-freezing as if it is this holy grail thing I want to yell hold up! I have read so many articles talking about how and why women should do it and how some companies are now paying for it and some of it really pains me because I feel like it provides a sense of false security. No one goes into the details about actual percentages of success, not to mention the work that goes into harvesting the eggs and the potential issues that stem from that process. One specific issue that not enough people address is that frozen eggs have a much smaller chance of resulting in a baby than frozen embryos, and not everyone seems to understand the difference. I think that ART can be incredible for some people, but I also know it can be incredibly heartbreaking for others (not to mention expensive for all). The specifics of egg viability can be scary to think about, but truly understanding the limitations of science and the body is important to make an informed decision.

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